Unraveled Wednesday

Yup. There was some unraveling around here. First I unraveled a shawl that was so close to finishing but has been set aside too long. I tried to figure out where I had left off but the truth was, I didn’t really care for the colors and was not interested in actually owning this shawl. So, over the course of one TV show, it went back to being ball of yarn that I will likely donate. And on Sunday, I unraveled a hat. I loved knitting this hat. Loved the yarn. But after it was done, it grew just enough to be sloppy on my head. So it too went back to being a ball of yarn. But I will reknit that hat because I do love the color.

I have also been unraveling my screen time. I deleted a number of apps and cleared my browsing history. I don’t plan to stop blogging but I won’t be scrolling on those other sites. I have been listening to a book that has captured all of my attention. It is not an easy listen but one that deserves my undivided attention.

And how about this? I am not on Twitter but this was sent to me and it struck a chord.

Happy Wednesday! Be sure to visit Kat today.

10 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday

  1. Good for you knowing what to let go and what to keep. I’ve been contemplating unraveling a sweater that I started a year (plus) that just does not speak to me these days. Love the quote at the end. So true.

  2. I unraveled a sweater recently and reclaiming the yarn feels so good! I am still debating how to go forward with my Cladonia shawl, and sadly, I have nothing in my stash that might work as a different color…

  3. One of the things I really love about knitting is that (unless something is felted) the yarn can always be unraveled and reused. It makes it a lot easier to occasionally take risks because a mistake isn’t indelible.

    That tweet is great — it’s not about the actual minutes of the day, it’s about the mental energy to deal with more.

  4. No need to jam our life full! Sometimes we need time to rest and read, or sit and enjoy a cup of coffee! Thank you dear friend, for the tea. XOXO
    That sounds like a heavy book! I hope the culture is really changing.

  5. Unraveling projects that don’t speak to us is one of the best parts of knitting. Although the unraveling and doing over takes time, most of the time yarn can be reused.

  6. Yay for reclaiming your yarn! Nice job making those decisions 🙂

    And I’ve also been deleting apps from my phone and trying to decrease screen time. I’ve now taken WordPress and Instagram off of my phone – my two most used apps! I hope you find some peace in your decision and find that it freeing!

  7. i’d love to know the hat pattern you used. And good for you for making choices that are right for you. I think it’s very important to recognize that it’s okay to say no and to take time for yourself.

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